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Pollen

Research shows that bee pollen can improve skin, increase fertility and more

Posted January 17, 2014

Bee pollen, also called bee bread, is a small granule of pollen (mixed with other ingredients such as nectar and bee saliva) created by worker bees to help feed the hive. The exact chemical composition of these granules depends on the types of plants from which the worker bees gather the pollen, but they always consists of large quantities of carbohydrates, proteins and nutrients. For this reason, bee pollen has been harvested by people for centuries as a health supplement.

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The healing power of bee pollen

Posted November 11, 2013

Bees have been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. Colony collapse disorder has been debated around the world, with fingers being pointed at many culprits. Not only does this crisis affect our overall food production, but it also hampers the production of one of nature’s richest and most healing superfoods – bee pollen.

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High protein diet benefits women with PCOS, new study shows

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a new study, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may do better on a diet with a high ratio of protein to carbohydrates. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. They noted that replacing carbohydrates with protein in a non-restricted diet improved weight loss and glucose metabolism; thus, it appeared to offer an improved dietary treatment of PCOS patients.

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